This is my first long form blog post in many years. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram killed the first incarnation of DeepGreenCrystals. Over the years (and with the help of every new technology wave), my communication style has shrunk and devolved. Today my email signature is simply “M”. Pictures have replaced words. Apps fill in names and places and helpfully link to everyone else’s thoughts about a person, place or thing, so my personal thoughts are rarely necessary.
When I turned 50 last year, something changed. One part nostalgia, two parts paying it forward, add a splash of extra time on my hands and I have a tasty cocktail with which to reboot this DeepGreenCrystals thing. The title has the original intent baked in. Deep Green Crystals, the tiny valuable knowledge nuggets that power the whole thing. The powerful things that really matter. As I look through the archives, there is a lot of pontification, product reviews, and outright whimsy. Going forward I hope to stick to the basics. My thoughts about things big and small that I think are important and powerful in this life. Hopefully I will be able to imbue into the posts some of what I have learned over the years to give context to my opinions. You won’t find any slavish talking points here (although I am sure to be accused of that eventually). Every post will be a result of my personal desire to actually communicate a point of view that I feel very strongly about based on 50+ years trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. I hope you don’t always agree with my conclusions. We have traveled different paths. I just hope you understand how I got here and why. Not trying to start a debate, although many issues will be controversial. Your opinion is always welcome, but don’t be surprised if I don’t change my mind just because you feel strongly I should.
Not sure how often I will post or if anyone will give a shit, but this is where I am going to leave it all.
Comments (sometimes) welcome.